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Mary S. Riverso

For me, practicing law is about making a positive difference in my community.

My Approach

I grew up playing sports, and litigation, to me, feels a lot like getting ready for the big competition.  You have to anticipate everything that might happen, put in the work to be the most prepared, practice your skills, and ultimately, perform.  My familiarity with that process allows me to navigate it successfully.  Just like in sports, I thrive by contributing my strengths to a talented team all working towards a common goal: achieving the best possible outcome.

Before going to law school, I wanted to be sure that it was the profession for me.  I had just graduated with what had become known as the “pre-law” major from the University of Pennsylvania and decided to move to New York for a job at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  I worked in the Public Corruption Unit for four years as a paralegal.  Twelve trials later, I knew it was the right path for me.

Outside of work, I still enjoy both playing and watching sports and going to our family cabin as much as I can.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

Federal Bar Association


American Bar Association


Minnesota State Bar Association